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Gilead
Gilead
by Marilynne Robinson
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This is one of the few books I have read that has made me actively slow down my reading pace. Every sentence, every word feels purely distilled into its most emotionally resonant core. Robinson's prose conjures up that curious feeling you get sometimes... (read more)

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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
by Erik Larson
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An amazing history that recounts the inconceivable events surrounding the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, Larson's tale captures a time and place that vividly come to life. The central characters in this tale are Daniel H. Burnham, the architect... (read more)

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Gilead: A Novel
Gilead: A Novel
by Marilynne Robinson
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A story about faith, love, history and growing old, this book is poignant and lovely. It is a long letter from a father who thinks he is soon to die, to his seven-year-old son. Robinson's command of language, her deep understanding of humanity, and her... (read more)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #07)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #07)
by J. K. Rowling
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I couldn't imagine a better ending for this extraordinary series. J. K. Rowling, thank you for staying true to your vision.... (read more)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #07)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #07)
by J. K. Rowling
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I couldn't imagine a better ending for this extraordinary series. J. K. Rowling, thank you for staying true to your vision.... (read more)

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The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
by Natalie Angier
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Another winner from one of the best science writers around, The Canon, like Bill Bryson's Short History of Nearly Everything, provides a pleasurable understanding of science.... (read more)

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Home: A Novel
Home: A Novel
by Marilynne Robinson
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Set in the same time and place as Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's new masterpiece is at once profoundly sad and hopeful.... (read more)

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A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4)
by George R. R. Martin
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Is it fair to say a book that has been on the shelves less than two months is the best book of 2005? If it is written by George R. R. Martin, then, yes. We've been waiting two years for the fourth book in A Song of Ice and Fire series and I'm glad he... (read more)

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Master and Commander
Master and Commander
by Patrick O'Brian
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Imagine Jane Austen wrote nautical fiction. That gives you a feel for the first several volumes in the series. Patrick O'Brian isn't writing about the beginning of the 19th century; he's writing as if he's in the 19th century. Wonderful characters... (read more)

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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
by Francine Prose
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Reading Like a Writer is a treasure chest. You can crack it open at any chapter and come away enriched. Prose is one of the best teachers around, and for the price of a paperback, you are getting an Ivy League education in writing. For people who love... (read more)

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the tale of a woman whose cells were used — without her knowledge — in breakthrough medical research after her 1951 death. Skloot's moving story of faith, family, and science uses the past to teach us about... (read more)

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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.)
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.)
by Francine Prose
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Reading Like a Writer is a treasure chest. You can crack it open at any chapter and come away enriched. Prose is one of the best teachers around, and for the price of a paperback, you are getting an Ivy League education in writing. For people who love... (read more)

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Thirteen
Thirteen
by Richard K. Morgan
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Thirteen is a futuristic techno-thriller and a sci-fi masterpiece. I was reminded of Dan Simmons's Hyperion — the world and its people are that richly drawn. At once gripping and thoughtful, this is a novel worthy of the top awards. It's got my vote.... (read more)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter # 7)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter # 7)
by J.K. Rowling
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The seeds planted throughout the series bear fruit in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. How did Dumbledore's nose get broken? Or his hand burned to a crisp? You will find all the answers here. This is the finest book in the series; the writing is... (read more)

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Master and Commander
Master and Commander
by Patrick O'Brian
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Imagine Jane Austen wrote nautical fiction. That gives you a feel for the first several volumes in the series. Patrick O'Brian isn't writing about the beginning of the 19th century; he's writing as if he's in the 19th century. Wonderful characters... (read more)

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Fire in the Blood: A Novel
Fire in the Blood: A Novel
by Irene Nemirovsky
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We are lucky to have another novel from Irene Némirovsky. Although the book is short, the emotional impact is lasting. Fire in the Blood is a luminescent novel of love and loss.... (read more)

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Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
by Christian Lander
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Have you ever wondered what white people are all about? From modern furniture to Oscar parties to self-deprecating humor, hardwood floors, irony, and knowing what's best for poor people, the white race is finally demystified thanks to Christian Lander's... (read more)

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The Mistress's Daughter: A Memoir
The Mistress's Daughter: A Memoir
by A. M. Homes
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The Mistress's Daughter shows that truth is often stranger than fiction. In the hands of a lesser writer, the people in the book — including the author herself — would have been two-dimensional, bland, and unbelievable. What Homes has created... (read more)

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Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
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Leave it to Sarah Vowell to roam across America in search of the motivations and culture of political murder. Obsessive, edifying, and, of course, witty, Assassination Vacation is unlike any other historical tourism or travel writing book you'll ever... (read more)

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March
March
by Geraldine Brooks
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In her follow-up to Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks has taken historical fiction to another dimension altogether. Using America's Civil War as her frame, she plants a famous (but deeply mysterious) literary figure at its center: Mr. March, the absent... (read more)

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